Lim Young-woong leads BTS's Jimin in Golden Disc Awards poll for Most Popular Male Artist

Trot singer Lim Young-woong and BTS Jimin [EACH COMPANY]

Trot singer Lim Young-woong is leading the Golden Disc Awards' Most Popular Male Artist poll by a significant margin as of Thursday, with less than two weeks left until the poll closes.

Lim has been leading the Golden Disc Awards' Most Popular Male Artist poll since it opened on Dec. 6, winning 489,451 votes, while BTS's Jimin is closing his gap with Lim with 335,449 votes as of Thursday.

Yet another trot singer, Hwang Yeong-woong, currently sits in third place, with 184,943 votes, while PLAVE, Stray Kids, Jung Kook, ZEROBASEONE, SEVENTEEN, Agust D, also known as BTS's Suga, and ENHYPEN are in the top 10 currently.

The race for the Most Popular Female Artist, on the other hand, is currently neck-and-neck between Twice and Blackpink's Jisoo winning 89,194 and 88,921 votes, respectively.

Le Sserafim is in third place with 23,752 votes, followed by Fifty Fifty at 21,496 and IVE at 6,972.

The polls opened on Dec. 6 and will close on Dec. 27 — 10 days before the 38th Golden Disc Awards kicks off on Jan. 6 at the Jakarta International Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Golden Disc Awards, which the JoongAng Group hosts, is considered one of Korea's most prestigious music awards ceremonies with the first event dating back to 1986.

Golden Disc Awards' Most Popular Artist awards, divided into male and female artists' divisions, are the only awards decided based on fan votes. Fans can vote using Favorite, a new fan voting platform created in collaboration with streaming service Bugs and the JoongAng Group.

Celeb Confirmed, the Korea JoongAng Daily's entertainment news and community platform, is also running an event offering a free ticket to the Golden Disc Awards and accommodation to two winners.

It's also running other events for international fans to celebrate the annual awards ceremony, offering many prizes.

Guidelines on how to participate can be found on Celeb Confirmed's website.

Many hot and trending K-pop artists of 2023 will be joining and performing at the upcoming Golden Disc Awards, including SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, ZEROBASEONE, NewJeans, IVE, LE SSERAFIM and many more.